If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably noticed the Easter chocolate on the shelves of the grocery store and have made a mental note that Easter is coming, and you should probably pick something up for the kid’s Easter baskets, or for dessert. And, if you’re anything like us, you will probably completely forget over and over again! Not to worry, there’s loads of time to pop into a local shop and pick up something sure to delight.

Chez Christophe
Reserve your Easter treats online for pick-up at the shop, or try your luck and stop by to see what delicious treats they have ready to go. You really can’t go wrong with anything you choose from Chez Christophe, whether it’s Easter-themed or not. But if it’s Easter-themed you want, then you’re in luck! Anyone would love to receive a “Chicko” Easter smash-able – break open a white and dark chocolate shell to find marshmallows, raspberry chocolate clusters and crispy chocolate pearls. Or pick up one of their egg showpieces, this year in four different flavours, Tropical (white chocolate egg and a hint of passionfruit with flecks of 23 karat gold leaf), Dragon (milk chocolate egg dipped in dark chocolate and praline pieces), Sapphire (white chocolate egg dipped in “blue” white chocolate and praline pieces) and Ruby (ruby chocolate egg surrounding a mini dark chocolate egg).  No Easter basket is complete without a chocolate bunny lollipop, and Easter breakfast will never be the same once you’ve tried their ‘Hot Cross Crois” – croissant dough with cinnamon cardamom pastry cream, rum-soaked raisins and an orange rum glaze. Think hot cross buns meet croissants! (1558 Johnston Road)

Chez Christophe - Easter

Hillcrest Bakery & Deli
Easter weekend is almost here and the crew at Hillcrest Bakery are in full baking mode! Everything in the shop is made in-house from scratch using real-food ingredients. Easter doughnuts anyone? Baked fresh daily, choose from Chocolate Nest, Coconut Nest, or Vanilla Grass doughnuts  topped with a buttercream “nest” or “grass” and mini eggs. The Easter cupcakes would look super cute on any Easter table. They’re available in vanilla or chocolate and are topped with chocolate “nest” or vanilla “grass” and mini eggs. And their Easter Cookie Decorating Kits are back by popular demand. Each kit includes 6 fresh-baked Easter themed sugar cookies, bags of coloured icing and sprinkles. Hillcrest Bakery has got Easter covered in the tastiest way possible! (15231 Thrift Avenue)

Hillcrest Bakery - Easter

Everbean Cafe
Easter is in full swing at Everbean Cafe! Make your Easter weekend extra sweet with Eggies Cookies – a pretzel chocolate chip cookie stuffed with strawberry white chcolate sauce, garnished with chocolate eggies, a drizzle of strawberry glaze and a sprinkle of Maldon salt.  Everyone will love the Little Nest Cupcakes – a vanilla cupcake with a strawberry jam surprise centre, topped with matcha cream cheese frosting and chocolate eggies. And while the vegan White Bunny Cake may look sweet and simple, there’s nothing simple about it’s complex flavours. This adorable bunny-shaped vanilla citrus cake has an inner marmalade layer and yuzu white chocolate ganache frosting. And, Easter marks the beginning of Everbean’s cold brew season! Enjoy slow-dripped cold brew by the glass, or take home a 1-litre bottle.   (15331 16 Avenue, Surrey)

Everbean - Easter

Other Spots to fill your Easter Basket
Put the final touches on your Easter baskets with a selection of delicious chocolate and all the candy! Stop in at Grounds & Greens Cafe and grab a  Vegan chocolate bunny from Zimt Chocolates. Available in vegan white chocolate and vegan milk chocolate, you may want to snag both! And from jelly beans in all the colours of the rainbow at Ricardo’s Kandy Korner to any flavour of Haribo gummy you can dream of at A Little More, you’ll find the answer to all of your Easter candy dreams at these two local shops.  (Grounds & Greens – 1369 Johnston Road |  Ricardo’s Kandy Korner –  14909 Marine Drive | A Little More – 1482 Johnston Road)